How many genes in the human genome? (3.5 min)
Free book of brain facts (2.5 min)
Expand the reach of this podcast (3.5 min)
Why students should read A&P terms out loud (10 min)
Binge much? (1 min)
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(0:43) New research increases the number of coding genes in the human genome up from around 19,000 or so genes to just over 21,000 genes.
- New human gene tally reignites debate (recent news item in Nature)
- Thousands of large-scale RNA sequencing experiments yield a comprehensive new human gene list and reveal extensive transcriptional noise (2017 unreviewed research preprint)
- Size of the human genome reduced to 19,000 genes (2014 new item from Science Daily)
- Multiple evidence strands suggest that there may be as few as 19 000 human protein-coding genes (2014 research article in Human Molecular Genetics)
(4:12) Brain Facts book: great summary of basic concepts of neuroscience (with great pictures).
- Brain Facts (from Society of Neuroscience; has links to low- and high-resolution PDFs, audio files of previous editions, and requests for free print versions for educators)
(6:50) I ask your help to spread the news and share this podcast with others who might be interested. Or complete strangers. Okay, maybe just folks you know who are actual A&P teachers or have related interests.
(10:23) It sounds wacky, for sure, but reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension.
- Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory (article from Neuroscience News)
- This time it’s personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself (journal article in Memory)
- Reading Terms in A&P (post in The A&P Professor blog; has additional links to resources)
- Reading Scientific Terms (post in The A&P Student blog; you can provide this link to students)
- Word Lists Help Students Build Their Mental Lexicon (post in Patton's Anatomy & Physiology blog
- Say It Out Loud 18 Times (post in o-log-y blog)
(20:57) Even if you've already heard them all, it's worth your while to listen again, starting at Episode 1 and working your way through. If you know you've missed some previous episodes, that's an even better reason to binge!
- Exploring the Benefits of Binge Listening to Podcasts (post at Life by Cyndi blog)
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